The Norfolk Family Justice Center
The Norfolk Family Justice Center is a multi-agency center that co-locates law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim-witness advocates, social service specialists, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner(SANE) clinic where Physical Evidence Recovery Kits (PERKs) can be completed, and victim services including a crisis hotline and intervention, victim advocacy, counseling, support groups, wellness classes, and childcare.
The Norfolk Family Justice Center is intended to improve two concerns in Norfolk that can impede a victim’s ability to receive needed services and support and can reduce the likelihood of offenders being held accountable. The first concern is the lack of co-located services to address the immediate and long-term needs of victims of crime, particularly victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The second concern is the lack of a recognized location to refer or transport victims to where knowledgeable, trauma-informed care professionals are available 24 hours a day to provide appropriate help as soon as it is needed.
Chesapeake Forensic Specialists
Norfolk Department of Human Services
Norfolk Police Department
Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney
YWCA South Hampton Roads